Ale Styles

We have a large listing of beer styles based on the Brewers Association 2011 Style Guidelines. Research different beer styles and see what others have made in those styles.

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Scottish light ales are light bodied. Little bitterness is perceived, and hop flavor or aroma should not be perceived. Despite its lightness, Scottish light ale ...
  • ABV: 2.8 - 3.5%
  • IBU: 9 - 20
  • Color:   8 -   17 SRM
The German word leicht means light, and as such these beers are light versions of Hefeweizen. Leicht Weissbier is top fermented and cloudy like Hefeweizen ...
  • ABV: 2.5 - 3.5%
  • IBU: 10 - 20
  • Color:   3.5 -   15 SRM
Unblended, naturally and spontaneously fermented lambic is intensely estery, sour, and sometimes, but not necessarily, acetic flavored. Low in carbon dioxide, these hazy beers are ...
  • ABV: 6.2 - 8.1%
  • IBU: 11 - 23
  • Color:   6 -   13 SRM
Traditional examples of Gose are spontaneously fermented, similarly to Belgian-style gueuze/lambic beers, and should exhibit complexity of acidic, flavor and aroma contributed by introduction ...
  • ABV: 4.4 - 5.4%
  • IBU: 10 - 15
  • Color:   3 -   9 SRM

The styles listed are based on the Brewers Association 2011 Style Guidelines published by Brewers Association with changes.